Retirement Articles

  1. Combating Retirement's Silent Killer: Inflation

    Inflation can devour a once secure nest egg. Learn how to protect yours.
  2. Make Your Portfolio Safer With Risky Investments

    A high-risk security can reduce risk overall. Find out how it works.
  3. 4 ETF Strategies For A Down Market

    If the market's got you feeling low, these investments could pick you up.
  4. 5 Ways To Fund Your Retirement

    Generating income without going to work tends to be a murky concept. Find out how it works.
  5. 5 Things You Didn't Know About Life Insurance

    Life insurance policies can be simple or complex; make sure you know as much as you can before setting up yours.
  6. Top Retirement Investments For 2011

    These investments are perfect ways to maximize your earning potential in preperation for retirement.
  7. The New Retirement Age

    Why are more and more people planning on working later into their golden years?
  8. 10 Ways ETFs Can Grow Your Portfolio

    Implement the core/satellite approach used by money managers for better returns and lower risk.
  9. 7 Signs It's Time To Retire

    If you're planning to retire soon, these are a few things to watch out for.
  10. A Beginner's Guide To Precious Metals

    All that glitters isn't gold. Find out how to get started on your treasure hunt.
  11. Top 3 Retirement Savings Tips For 55- To 64-Year-Olds

    Find ways to save money and increase your nest egg for the fast-approaching golden years.
  12. Top 5 Luxury Retirement Locations

    These opulent retirement destinations allow retires to relax in luxury.
  13. Ensuring That Your Trust Is Trustworthy

    There are many cases of trusts being mismanaged, so find out how to make sure yours is on the right track.
  14. 5 Steps To A Retirement Plan

    These considerations will help you make a realistic and thorough retirement plan.
  15. 5 Careers That Let You Work Longer

    While not everyone is cut out for earning a paycheck into their 70s, there are occupations that allow and even encourage it.
  16. The Executor's Checklist: 7 Things To Do Before They Die

    Being an executor comes with a lot of responsibility, and these tips will reduce the complications that can come with the job.
  17. 5 Benefits Of Retiring Early

    As tough as it seems in these economic times, there are advantages to stopping work ahead of schedule - especially for those with big plans for their retirement years.
  18. Long-Term Care: More Than Just A Nursing Home

    Learn what you can do now to keep your options open in the future.
  19. The VIX: Using The "Uncertainty Index" For Profit And Hedging

    Learn the best ways to profit and hedge using the Chicago Board Options Exchange Market Volatility Index.
  20. Will The Greek Crisis Affect Your Retirement?

    Trouble in Greece will come home to roost in America, but maybe not in the most obvious ways.
  21. Disclaiming Inherited Plan Assets

    There are some good reasons for choosing not to accept the funds, but be sure you follow the proper process.
  22. The State Of The 401(k)

    Companies have been slow to restore 401(k) matching, but history says good workers will demand good benefits.
  23. Can You Trust Your Trustee?

    Ignorance and incompetence can cost you money. Make sure your trustee is up to the task.
  24. 7 Stable Investments For Your Retirement

    These investing alternatives can give you returns that you can count on.
  25. How To Create An Effective Retirement Income Strategy

    We will design a portfolio that should balance the requirements of liberal income with sufficient liquidity to withstand down markets.
  26. 5 Inflation-Beating Bond Picks

    Look beyond traditional bonds when planning long-term. The alternatives can be extremely rewarding.
  27. 5 Factors Threatening Your Dream Retirement

    You've worked hard all your life; are you ready to call it quits?
  28. An Introduction To Corporate Bond ETFs

    Learn about the pros and cons of these specialized ETFs, and get in on the opportunities they can provide.
  29. It's Never Too Early To Start Saving

    The earlier you begin investing, the more stable your future will be in the short and long term.
  30. Advisors: Tips For Providing For Older Clients

    Make sure the needs of baby boomers and their parents are met - if not exceeded.
  31. 6 Late-Stage Retirement Catch-Up Tactics

    It's not too late, but if you want to retire comfortably you'll have to be aggressive.
  32. Shorting ETFs: Profit Or Peril?

    Although more detail and attention may be needed, ETFs can be shorted - and at a great profit.
  33. A Guide To Investor Fees

    Fees are one of the most important determinants of investment performance and something that every investor should know.
  34. The Magic Numbers Of Retirement

    Don't forget these numbers when planning for your golden years.
  35. 7 Reasons To Review Or Revise Your Will

    Drafting a will and locking it away for good could negatively affect your beneficiaries.
  36. 6 Ways To Calculate How Fast You'll Run Out Of Retirement Funds

    One of the key aspects of retirement planning is determining the amount of time that it will take for you to exhaust your retirement savings.
  37. Introduction To International REITs

    Avoid being left behind as REITs expand beyond U.S. borders.
  38. Moving Retirement Plan Assets: How To Avoid Mistakes

    Sometimes things go wrong in a simple transfer of funds. Make sure you know how to avoid penalties.
  39. Active ETFs: Higher Cost Vs. Added Value

    Choosing between passive and active ETFs depends on your beliefs about active management's value.
  40. Why Small Retirement Savings Count

    Don't be put off by the $1 million retirement savings figure; even small savings are worth having.
  41. Benchmark Your Returns With Indexes

    If your portfolio is always falling short, you may not be making an apples-to-apples comparison.
  42. Introduction To Social Security

    You've probably contributed to this fund, but will you reap the benefits? Find out here.
  43. 7 Bad Excuses For Not Saving For Retirement

    Unfortunately, these reasons don't hold up when it comes to putting off retirement savings.
  44. SIMPLE IRA Vs SIMPLE 401(k) Plans

    See the differences that may cause an employer to choose one plan over the other.
  45. 5 Unusual IRA Investments Options

    These investment vehicles are less common, but could provide great returns while diversifying your retirement holdings.
  46. The Rapture Retirement Plan

    The May 21 "Rapture" has come and gone, but many people still live their financial lives like they expect the world to end.
  47. ETF Liquidity: Why It Matters

    Lower levels of liquidity in exchange-traded funds make it harder to trade them profitably.
  48. 6 Estate Planning Must-Haves

    You need an estate plan even if you don't have significant assets. Learn what you need to include in yours.
  49. 5 Ways To Generate Income During Retirement

    Find out how to add supplementary income to your retirement savings and live comfortably in your golden years.
  50. Retirement Savings: Tax-Deferred Or Tax-Exempt?

    There advantages and disadvantages to both types of savings accounts. Find out which one is right for you.
  51. 5 Retirement Planning Mistakes You Might Already Be Making

    If you're making any of these mistakes you might be delaying your golden years.
  52. Mutual Fund Or ETF: Which Is Right For You?

    Learn the differences between these investment products and how to take full advantage.
  53. The 401(k) Investor: A Retirement Plan That Works

    "Save as much as I can" isn't going to cut it. You need an effective approach to make sure your retirement nest egg doesn't fall short.
  54. 6 Benefits Of Retiring Later

    Early retirement is a pipe dream for most Americans. But the reality is, there are some perks to stretching out the lifespan of your career.
  55. Options On Gold And Silver ETFs

    Trading the commodities can mean extra expenses. These commodity-based ETFs give you the flexibility of trading like stocks.
  56. A Guide To Investing In Oil Markets

    Find out how to take advantage of this market without having to open a futures account.
  57. Retirees: Save Money On Your Long-Term Travel

    Learn tips for making your retirement travels affordable and enjoyable.
  58. The Danger Of A 401(k) Flameout

    It looks like the 401(k) has failed, but what are the repercussions, and how can you protect yourself?
  59. A Primer On Defined-Benefit Pension Plans

    Most of us will rely on a pension plan in the future, so it's best to know the details of the various plans before signing up.
  60. 4 Things To Consider Before Becoming An Estate Executor

    Executing a will takes more work than you might think. Make sure you are up to the task before agreeing to be an executor.
  61. 4 Ways To Minimize Estate Taxes

    These four strategies will ensure that most of your money goes to your loved ones, and not to the government.
  62. 9 Things To Know About Retiring In 2011

    Retiring is a big step. Find out how to get prepared now.
  63. Retiring Without A 401(k)? Here's What To Do

    While you are a disadvantage, it doesn't mean you can't make your retirement budget work without a company-sponsored plan.
  64. Why You Shouldn't Retire Away From Home

    Retiring in a tropical paradise may seem attractive, but consider these factors before packing your bags.
  65. 6 Places To Retire For Low Income Taxes

    These states offer unique tax benefits for their long-term citizens.
  66. Fees Big Investors Don't Pay

    Find out about the big savings that wealthy traders enjoy over smaller investors.
  67. Can You Deduct Your IRA Contributions?

    We help you answer this important question, which is determined by whether you are considered an "active participant".
  68. Do Canadians Really Pay More Taxes Than Americans?

    We look at the difference in tax rates and services offered on both sides of the border.
  69. An Overview Of Retirement Plan RMDs

    Make your deadlines for required minimum distributions and save more of your nest egg.
  70. 10 Strange Will And Testaments

    From dogs to practical jokes, the wealthy sometimes leave their money to strange causes.
  71. How To Correct Ineligible (Excess) IRA Contributions

    Eager to save for retirement? Learn how to avoid overpayment penalties.
  72. The Great Canadian Tax Quiz

    How much do you know about the taxes you pay? Here's a list of 10 tax questions to test your knowledge.
  73. How To Choose The Right Executor For Your Estate

    Making a careful choice now can save your heirs from a lot of problems later.
  74. Canadians: The 5 Fastest Ways To Save For A Down Payment

    Some methods of saving for a down payment are faster than others. Here are five tried and true ways to get into a house faster.
  75. Business Owners: How To Set Up An SEP IRA

    SEP IRAs are simple to set up and run, making them a popular choice for business owners.
  76. Tips For Moving Retirement Plan Assets

    Moving assets is common when changing jobs or retiring, but you have to do this carefully to avoid penalties.
  77. Top Tax Tips For Retirees

    Filing your taxes during retirement can be just as time consuming as when you were employed. We have some tips to help you out.
  78. An Introduction To Correcting Ineligible IRA Contributions

    Eager to save for retirement? Find out how to avoid overpayment penalties.
  79. Tax Deductions You May Be Missing

    Knowing the tax deductions you're entitled to can make or break your bank account.
  80. 5 Things To Consider When Choosing Where To Retire

    Climate, taxes and property values all play a part in selecting the best places to retire.
  81. Getting Through The Medicare Part D Maze

    Having trouble sorting through your prescription drug coverage options? We offer some solutions to the confusing process of selecting the right Medicare Part D coverage for you.
  82. Choosing The Best Disability Insurance

    Social Security benefits can be hard to collect. Find out why you need disability insurance to protect your income, and learn how to choose the right policy for you.
  83. 6 Credit Mistakes Retirees Make

    While children and adult offspring often look to their elders for wisdom, not all seniors are the best source for financial advice.
  84. 5 Growing Jobs For Retirees

    We'll look at the industries and specific jobs that are attracting post-retirement employees, and post-retiree jobs with good prospects.
  85. 10 Tax Benefits For The Self-Employed

    Running your own business has both personal and financial perks.
  86. 6 Problems With 401k Plans

    If you pay attention to the problems here, you will be able to avoid the negative effects and meet your retirement goals.
  87. TFSA Or RRSP?

    Canadians now have two options for retirement savings. Find out how to figure out which one's best for you.
  88. What Billionaires Do After Retirement

    Retirement as a billionaire may sound like heaven, but for some, their work has only begun once they collect their gold Rolex.
  89. Increase Your Tax Refund With Above-The-Line Deductions

    Find out about these deductions and how you can use them to lower your tax bill.
  90. An Overview Of Annuities

    These contracts provide a guaranteed income stream. Learn how they work and their benefits.
  91. 5 Investments You Can't Hold In An IRA/Qualified Plan

    The list of prohibited investment vehicles is short, but it's important to know what is off limits.
  92. The 5 Consequences Of A Working Retirement

    Our vision of retirement is rapidly changing, as many Americans fully expect to work through their golden years. Find out the pros and cons of being employed for life.
  93. 5 Careers You Never Retire From

    If you'd like the option to continue working in your field into your golden years, check out these careers.
  94. Strategies For Determining The Market's True Worth

    Learn the strengths and weaknesses of passive and active management when trying to uncover the overall market's worth.
  95. 4 Alternatives To Traditional Mutual Funds

    A rich offering of attractive alternatives have the open-ended mutual fund facing obsolescence.
  96. Surviving Without The Social Security COLA

    The cost of living adjustment has been eliminated; we look at the options retirees have to make up for this shortfall.
  97. How To Save More For Your Retirement

    The Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 made it easier to prepare for the future. Will you be ready?
  98. 5 Top CEOs On Twitter

    These high-powered CEOs are on Twitter, sharing their thoughts on business, politics and current events. Find out what's on these millionaire CEOs' minds.
  99. Top 3 Challenges Facing Social Security

    The first official Social Security card was given out in 1936 and while the system is still paying out, a lot has changed.
  100. Top 10 Tips For A Financially Safe Retirement

    You've worked hard to secure enough to retire, so make sure you keep it safe.
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